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Entrance vs Metates Camp?

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Offline mkpatrick

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Entrance vs Metates Camp?
« on: December 15, 2008, 07:05:22 PM »
Planning on spending a few days on the Mesa de Anguila in late December.  Never been.  We are going to spend one night on the river at either Entrance or Metates Camp.  I figure entrance camp might be a bit more scenic since it is at the mouth of the Santa Elena, but we are open to suggestions.  Anyone have an opinion?  Also considering filtering out of the Rio Grande, realize the NPS does not rec, but have read reports of folks doing it.  Thoughts? :eusa_think:

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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: Entrance vs Metates Camp?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 08:23:34 PM »
Filtered the Rio in Boquillas Canyon without incident. I have drunk from worse sources. Just use some form of pre-filter, like a bandanna or coffee filter.

As for campsite choice, here is a shot taken from Entrance Camp:

Jeff Blaylock
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Offline mkpatrick

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Re: Entrance vs Metates Camp?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 09:45:46 PM »
Jeff,

Thanks for the input and photo.

 


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